September’s Second Thursday event, Social Media and Mobile Technology, met in Stamford at the UConn Stamford Campus on September 11th. Over 50 attendees, including early stage companies, service providers, and investors were able to connect on issues and opportunities related to social media and mobile tech. A diverse group of 10 companies presented in front of an audience of investors and business experts.
Mingl - presented by Oji. Mingl is an evolution of networking. It is a mobile app that is able to connect people based on common interest during events. The application is able to connect with existing social/professional network platforms (e.g., LinkedIn) to ensure that brief connections are turned into lasting networks. See Mingl’s Pitch
Activate Brain & Body - presented by Martin Pazzani. Activate Brain & Body aims to improve the quality of life for an aging population by leveraging technologies that can quantify performance factors. The quantified data serves as a basis to develop personalized health fitness programs that can be implemented and navigated by health practitioners and coaches, in order to to slow the progressive decline in body and brain performance suffered by elderly populations. See Activate Brain & Body’s Pitch
AdapTac Games - presented by Candice M. Hughes, PhD MBA. AdapTac Games aims to provide people who struggle with ADHD with a health gaming alternative. The mobile racing game rewards organization and attention. The objectives: Plan, Collect, and Race. See AdapTacGames Pitch
CoPilot Family – presented by Spring Hollis. Co-Pilot Family allows parents to protect their children against inappropriate content and media. Copilot doesn’t replace parents, but it does provide them with a tool to help navigate the world of smart devices. Copilot can be customized to the circumstances of each family. See CoPilot Family Pitch
Electric Compass - presented by Michael Forbes. Electric Compass (EC) provides a range of packages and technologies that support company in tracking assets and operators. The company has a proven track record in working with businesses to develop business specific enterprise applications, mobile apps, and basic vehicle GPS tracking systems, improving the efficiency of operations for its customers. See Electric Compass Pitch
Fanum - presented by Eric Lum. Fanum is today, what MTV was in the 80′s. Fanum brings industry movers and “tastemakers” into the spotlight. The platform creates a social movement around these experienced tastemakers, whereby they serve to influence and announce upcoming music trends and artists. The company adds prestige to the already recognized tastemakers, while collecting significant specialty data that is commonly sought out by entertainment agencies and businesses. See Fanum Pitch
MaxExposure Social Media - presented by Joe Grushkin. MaxExposure takes SEO to the next level. The company has developed a patent-pending Social Media Analysis Process, which provides business owners with a definitive ‘grade’ on the effectiveness of their social media, based on industry standards. Social media management, competition monitoring, analytics, and continuous traction building are delivered to increase visibility and sales. See MaxExposure Social Media Pitch
MEA Mobile - presented by Bruce Seymour. MEA Mobile is composed of a super-star team of developers and serial business leaders. MEA Mobile is a mobile software development company that works with companies to build next-generation mobile apps. MEA Mobile has also developed an extensive internal portfolio of successful mobile apps.
Milnaa - presented by Steve Chainani. Milnaa is a social network platform for India. The platform has intranet/extranet capabilities for enterprises, while not losing the personal touch of a fun social network. Milnaa aims to build internal and external connections for India’s banks, local governments, and other enterprises.
MyBeanJar – presented by Terry Kavanagh. From Marvel Comics to MyBeanJar, Terry and Co-founder David Chodosh have changed the landscape for gaming revenue streams. MyBeanJar is a fun and entertaining gaming system that rewards consumers with high end coupons. It’s a win-win-win game for consumers, companies with coupons to give, and MyBeanJar.
Keynote Presentation: SocialFly‘s Co-Founders Stephanie Abrams (CEO) and Courtney Spritzer (COO) Stephanie and Courtney presented an in-depth analysis on social media trends, and strategies that businesses can use to gain traction (retweets, likes, etc.) on social media platforms. SocialFly manages social media content for a broad range of industries that are looking to increase visibility, and business. At the conclusion of the keynote presentation the entrepreneurs, investors, and other attendees proceeded to the exhibition and networking area for food, beverages, and discussion. The pitching companies received a great deal of feedback and were able to make valuable connections. Overall, great pitches, great presentation, and great fun! Thank you to our event chairs, Bruce Blasnik and David Schaffer, for helping plan and execute a successful Second Thursday Presentation. See SocialFly’s Keynote Presentation